Was going to do another of the 15 things you should give up to be happy today, but picked up the Anatomy of a Calling by another of my faves, Lissa Rankin MD : Check it out here. I opened it to page 120, which had the new questions Lissa was asking her patients after she had realised medicine wasn’t about 15 minute interviews and doling out medications. Here is the list:
- Do you feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, or disconnected?
- If you could break any rule without consequences, what rule would you break?
- Are you in a romantic relationship, and if so, are you happy? If not, do you wish you were?
- Do you feel like you are in touch with your life’s purpose, fulfilling your divine assignment here on this planet?
- Do you feel stressed about money?
- Do you feel spiritually connected?
- Do you feel free to be your authentic self?
At the moment the one that is a bit out of place for me is question six, do you feel spiritually connected, so that is our subject for today:
1. See that is says We are Love, not they are Love. Hard to remember at times.
2. I feel I met one of these people recently. I forget to inhale when I am near her: Soul Kind of Feeling.
3. We are magnificent and broken all at the same time, we need to journey through both to contact our soul, it is made up of everything.
4. It’s not often you look across a room and go, wow, what a great mind, yet it is that and their heart that will keep the relationship going: Just the Two of Us.
5. Contentious statement, but where else can you be?
6. I brought a book of poetry written by a man who spent a year living in Wild Dog Valley. It is compared to David Whyte, Mary Oliver and John O’Donoghue. Each poem is a powerful vignette, the name: Lucid Nature by Sean O’Carroll: Human Behaviour.
7. Time for a biography as I have no clue who Elizabeth Lesser is, let’s have a look: ELIZABETH LESSER is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide, chronicles her years at Omega and distills lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing.
8. Two of my dear friends, Denise and Ed have many of their ex students as Facebook friends. I think thats because they did this , not told them what to learn: That’s what I like.
9. We all want to be love, but have to remember our picture of love is different to every other individual on the planet.
10. What music is on your favourite Spotify playlist: Flash Mob, Ode to Joy.
11. Buddha lived in a time of overt sexism, I sure he meant women as well.
12. I have doubts about people who go away for a week, a month even a year who come back and pass themselves off as spiritual guru’s, it’s for at least a lifetime: Lord Shiva.
13. That thought that keeps returning, It does it for a purpose, when we learn what we have to it will disappear.
14, Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking, TED talk, what else could this bring to mind: Here it is.
15. I would call this two souls meeting and creating a very spiritual moment.
Lissa’s new patient intake form was 12 pages long, she says the two most illuminating questions she asked were:
- What is your body saying no to?
- What does your body need in order to heal?
I think we need to heal our spiritual connection as a priority, writing this has helped me do that.
The music is great, one of the great Australian tracks Soul Kind of Feelings, Lord Shiva anthem, an amazing flash mob version of Ode to Joy, Bjork and the amazing the Art of Asking TED talk by Amanda Palmer.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.
I miss the way you often define the word/concept so I looked it up myself. ☺️
Spiritual: relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. I also find this to be a much more satisfying path to travel than only existing within the physical/material world.